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The climate crisis: five shifts the sector needs to make in response

The climate emergency is already upon us. Save the Children’s Kirsty McNeill discusses five shifts the sector needs to make in response.

What is your #FundraisingResolution?

We've been asking what your #FundraisingResolution for 2020 is. Below we have summarised a few from our IoF community.

The direct marketing code of practice: five things fundraisers need to know

The Information Commissioner’s Office announced this week a consultation on an updated Direct Marketing Code of Conduct. Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the Chartered Institute,...

After the storm: fundraising and GDPR

Lawrence Simanowitz and Hannah Lyons from Bates Wells discuss what GDPR has meant for major donor fundraising from a legal and compliance position.

How to set the tone for an inclusive culture

Lucy Caldicott, Founder of ChangeOut, reflects in this blog on the top things for senior leaders to think about when ensuring that their organisation maintains an inclusive culture.

New year, new decade: ten Change Collective resolutions for equality, diversity and inclusion

Elizabeth Balgobin, Interim Head of EDI at the Institute of Fundraising, gives her top ten tips for fundraisers and senior leaders on how to change fundraising into the equal, diverse and inclusive en...

Recruitment: stating a desire for diversity does not a diverse team make

Lizzie Ellis, our Policy and Information Officer, looks in this blog at what the initial results from the recent survey on sector recruitment processes show us about how we can improve practices and w...

The Diploma in Fundraising means I can access a network of like-minded individuals

Ronnie Whiteside MInstF(Dip) graduated with the Diploma in Fundraising at the ceremony last month. In this Q&A he explains how he got into fundraising and what he got out of taking part in the qualifi...

Direct mail: two years on and it's a completely different picture

The National Youth Orchestra won the award for Best Supporter Experience at the National Fundraising Awards. As part of our Awards Showcase, Nicolette Shaw, Development Director at the charity, explai...

Why we should prioritise 'the how' over 'the what'

Louise Morris, Founder and Director of Summit Fundraising, takes a look in this blog at why fundraisers need to be able to influence up, and says that if we can have fundraisers who can create powerfu...

What London Marathon events has done to tackle the climate crisis in 2019

Kenneth Foreman looks at the initiatives London Marathon Events has run this year to combat the climate crisis, and says that when people come together, we can make the changes needed to ensure mass p...

Why we should be focusing on productivity to positively impact fundraising and frontline services

Simon Baines from The Access Group takes a look in this blog at productivity and asks why the subject has not received the same amount of attention in the fundraising sector as it has elsewhere.

Election 2019

Charity Benchmarks sector report 2019

Innovation: is it growth or value led?

What does ‘innovation’ really mean and what can the fundraising sector learn from inspiring innovators elsewhere? Adam Bryan, Director of Partnerships & Innovation at the Chartered Institute of Fundra...

Fundraising for Impact: insights from a trustee

As part of a series on Fundraising for Impact, following our research published alongside PWC earlier this year, Suzanne Featherstone reflects on the current state of fundraising and what the future m...

Fundraising for Impact: the future of individual giving

In a series of blogs following the Fundraising for Impact report published earlier this year, Kathryn Holloway from Friends of the Earth reflects on what the future of fundraising holds for individual...

Innovation: how to build a workplace culture

Henry Rowling, co-founder of Flying Cars, looks at what makes a workplace culture and says that innovation starts with your people.

Accepting and refusing donations: getting the balance right

Following a recent roundtable on accepting and refusing donations hosted by the Institute of Fundraising and the Charity Commission, our Policy Officer Sam Boyle takes a look at some of the main discu...

Looking at philanthropy from the other side: a lesson for chief executives?

Mark Goldring, who has twenty years’ experience as a CEO of a range of charities, explains in this blog that charity leaders could be playing an even bigger role in bringing in new donors – some that ...